Nevertheless, all former urban research have illustrated Shannon's entropy method in different spatial zones divisions either to analyze the urban patterns (Yeh and Xia, 2001) or to identify the urban sprawl of a specific area for a specific period (Kumar, et al.
The objective of this research is to study and examine the urban sprawl of Tripoli spatially and temporally by using remotely sensed data, GIS, and statistical relative Shannon entropy model.
The approach used in this research involves the division of the study area into five pie sections to consider and assess the urban sprawl direction.
One statistic stands out to illustrate the resultant hidden order--the length of time Americans take to commute to work has barely changed in the past half century while the tide of sprawl has been at its height.
So if the conventional arguments against sprawl are shaky, what is wrong with it?
Solomon has written a history of the causes and characters behind Toronto's sprawl over the past century.
According to the authors, politically fragmented metropolitan areas sprawl more because local governments within the metro area must compete for desirable resources, including land.
Although sprawl is persistent throughout the United States, features unique to each metropolitan area create the need for a policy-making environment that accommodates regional, demographic, fiscal and political differences.
Natural constraints, federal ownership of land, and other factors may increasingly rein in some of the sprawl in the fast-growing dry region of the Sun Belt.
An awfully big cloud of suburban sprawl continues its relentless expansion across the United States, leaving wrecked natural and built landscapes in its path.
Since the most relevant scale for sprawl is the municipal level, the study area is assumed to consist of any land that falls under the jurisdiction of a given municipality's policymakers.
s concept of sprawl and assuming that all j parcel are divided into two basic types--f, which would include parcels within the current development boundaries (infill type development), and e, which would include parcels at the town edge or beyond the current development boundaries--the rate of sprawl for a given locality would increase either when (a) [R.
In order to practically apply this model of sprawl it would be necessary to more specifically define the term "low relative density.
But what we pejoratively call sprawl didn't occur by accident or neglect, nor is it something malevolently propagated by land developers and home builders.
Sprawl couldn't occur without inexpensive gasoline, affordable automobiles, extensive road and highway building, cheap and ample supplies of land, readily available mortgage financing and favorable zoning ordinances.